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    I'm not sure how appropriate it is to post this on a Student Site, but anyway...

    I've recently started my first year at university but am really not enjoying it. It's not that I don't get on with people, but I'm just missing my home town and what I've left behind. All my best friends are still there whereas I've moved away for university and I'm missing them a lot. Anyway, much as my parents would be horrified, I'm almost definitely going to drop out of university. Has anyone got any ideas how I should go about getting into the world of work, and what kind of field I should try to get into (with view to a decent career etc, or as good as it can be without getting a degree)? Ideally I'd like to get something sorted out as soon as possible so I can get into work fast and not drop out of university and have nothing to do in terms of work. If it's relevant, my home town is London.

    Thanks in advance for any help and advice
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    Well what are you interested in?

    What degree are you doing and where? If you are missing London why dont you just take a gap year and apply to a London uni?
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    (Original post by kirstinx)
    Well what are you interested in?

    What degree are you doing and where? If you are missing London why dont you just take a gap year and apply to a London uni?
    I'm interested in Literature and modern History, but I'm a good typist and am familiar with Microsoft Office so would be happy doing some kind of work with computers. I'm doing Politics at Sussex but have already had a gap year where I re-applied, so don't think I'd be able to take another one at this late stage after I've started a degree and re-apply yet again and the only college of the University of London which offers a Politics degree is Queen Mary - and I doubt they'd let me transfer there or anything. Also I don't think my parents would be prepared to help me out through another gap year.
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    (Original post by TimeForHeroes)
    I'm not sure how appropriate it is to post this on a Student Site, but anyway...

    I've recently started my first year at university but am really not enjoying it. It's not that I don't get on with people, but I'm just missing my home town and what I've left behind. All my best friends are still there whereas I've moved away for university and I'm missing them a lot. Anyway, much as my parents would be horrified, I'm almost definitely going to drop out of university. Has anyone got any ideas how I should go about getting into the world of work, and what kind of field I should try to get into (with view to a decent career etc, or as good as it can be without getting a degree)? Ideally I'd like to get something sorted out as soon as possible so I can get into work fast and not drop out of university and have nothing to do in terms of work. If it's relevant, my home town is London.

    Thanks in advance for any help and advice

    if ur first year it shouldnt be too late to change courses? maybe consider that? and with regards to jobs... it isnt that difficult to get a job in london.

    goto gumtree or jobcentresplus.com or something and have a look around for what you're interested in.

    why not even join some societies or something at ur uni to make friends?
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    Unless you ask Queen Mary you will never know.
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    (Original post by El Scotto)

    if ur first year it shouldnt be too late to change courses? maybe consider that? and with regards to jobs... it isnt that difficult to get a job in london.

    goto gumtree or jobcentresplus.com or something and have a look around for what you're interested in.

    why not even join some societies or something at ur uni to make friends?
    It's not so much the course and I have made a few friends, I just don't really like the place in general that much to be honest, and as I said it probably doesn't help that the people I was close to are all still in London. Anyway thanks for the replies, I'll have a look at those sites and see what I can find
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    LSE also offer Politics, they just call it Government. Why not at least stick it out till the end of term, have your friends gone to uni because if they have then home wont be the same. Not sure what you could do otherwise, you seem computer literate but that is expected these days really.
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    LSE also offer Politics, they just call it Government. Why not at least stick it out till the end of term, have your friends gone to uni because if they have then home wont be the same. Not sure what you could do otherwise, you seem computer literate but that is expected these days really.
    Good point about LSE but I applied there last year and didn't get an offer unfortunately. You're right about computer literacy being pretty much a standard expectation for jobs these days, so that doesn't really set me out from the crowd. My good friends are all still at home - either at university in London or haven't gone to university but are still living there. I suppose missing them but knowing they're still socialising together is one of the things bothering me. If I was to leave university as I'm tempted to do, I'd have to have something solid lined up or I don't think my parents would be having it! Anyway thanks for your reply.
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    Contact QM?
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    Contact QM?
    I'll try to get in touch with their Politics department this week I think...
 
 
 
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